Monday, August 16, 2021

Big and small

(1998)  Parii bale phul tomar lagiya

Says the Fairy: "For your sake, oh blossom,
I have brought those who are lonesome.
I have loved, close I have come;
I have held you within thought.

"A tiny flower's majesty is boundless;
The glory of wee pollen-spore, enormous.
He Who has conferred this same glory and greatness,
In the mind ever do I muse on Him."

"To the tiny psyche the Supreme surrenders;
A tiny nebula the universe embellishes.
So mind is made to sprawl at the feet of Him,
Who preserves in memory the diminutive."

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